The annual Good as Gold motorcycle ride was last year held in NSW because of Queensland’s tough anti-association laws.
But the ride is today back in Queensland — which kicked off from the Hells Angels clubhouse at Hillcrest, South of Brisbane at 10am, and hit the highway for New South Wales.
Hells Angels member Terry McCormick and another member who gave his name only as Jeff are wearing club colours and say they will meet up with other members across the border in NSW — complying with Queensland laws which ban three or more bikies gathering together in public.
Mr McCormick said he had legal advice that others gathered for the ride could not be charged as associates.
“We’re complying with the law,” he said.
Police are keeping their distance and have told the riders they will not escort them. Two riders have been told by police that they can’t take part because they do not have helmets.